Women in Music and SyncSummit, hosts of the the first annual Women in Sync Awards on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Webster Hall in New York City, will honor music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (Twilight, Grey’s Anatomy) for her outstanding contributions to music and visual media by presenting her with the first Sound and Vision Award.

New York, NY, April 12, 2016 – Nationally recognized non-profit organization Women in Music (WIM) and the world’s leading event for branding, music and media, SyncSummit, are pleased to announce the selection of Chop Shop Music Supervision founder Alexandra Patsavas as the recipient of the Sound and Vision Award to be presented at the first annual Women in Sync Awards on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in New York City at Webster hall.

As the Founder and lead music supervisor of Chop Shop Music Supervision, Alexandra quickly earned a reputation for raising the bar in the quality of music selected for some of the world’s most popular television shows and films such as “The Twilight Saga” film series, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” “The O.C.,” “Supernatural,” Scandal,” “Gossip Girl,” and many more.

A champion of independent artists, the three time Grammy®Award nominee Patsavas has been responsible for identifying and exposing a remarkable string of original music to mainstream artists. In the process, she has played an influential role in the development of such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, and Ingrid Michaelson.

The Sound and Vision Award winner is selected by Women in Music and SyncSummit, and is  presented annually at the Women in Sync Awards to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to the business of music in media and messaging.

“It is truly an honor for Women in Music to recognize the amazing achievements and contributions of Alexandra Patsavas in the realm of music supervision,” says WIM President Jessica Sobhraj. “She is one of the world’s most successful, creative and prolific music supervisors and through her work has not only elevated the art of music supervision, but has impacted the overall position of women in the business of music.”

Adds SyncSummit CEO Mark Frieser, “Alexandra Patsavas is a music industry icon, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to present her with the inaugural Sound and Vision Award.  Her talent and her work speaks for itself – where she leads, other music supervisors follow.  Her career and the quality of her work is an inspiration to everyone doing business in music, visual and interactive media.  Through her music supervision, her work in television and film has consistently illuminated the work of countless showrunners and directors.”

The Women in Sync awards will recognize the achievements of many female artists, music supervisors, managers, producers, creative directors, songwriters, brand and agency executives as well as those working in the fields of brand and interactive media.

The Awards are comprised of 16 categories designed to acknowledge women who make original music and license music for visual, interactive media, branded entertainment and advertising across television, film, games, mobile and the internet.

Fifteen of the winners will be selected through a two-round nomination process currently open to the public on and

The three most popular nominees in each category will make it to a finalist round, where the public will be asked to cast their vote. Voting officially ends on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 with all awards presented and announced at the Women in Sync Awards ceremony on June 15th.

Tickets to the ceremony are $25 for Women in Music members, $50 for non-members and included for all SyncSummit NY attendees.

For more information on The Women in Sync Awards, please visit

About Women in Music

Women in Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1985 to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts and industry through education, networking resources, support, empowerment, and recognition. For more information about Women in Music, visit

About SyncSummit

SyncSummit is a company that produces events, market research, podcasts and consulting services that serve people who make and use music for TV, film, games, interactive and advertising. Our high-level, focused networking events are held in New York, Hollywood, Asia, South America and Europe, gathering top music supervisors, heads of music in visual and interactive media (TV, Film, Video Games, Advertising, the Internet and Mobile), label executives, publishers, music libraries, composers, artists, technologists, legal, accounting, brand managers and service providers gather for two days of discussion, networking and deal making. For more information, please visit


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